NAZIR MOHAMMED
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

NAZIR MOHAMMED

WALL NAME

NAZIR MOHAMMED

PANEL / LINE

4W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

12/25/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/12/1971

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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POSTED ON 1.22.2022

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

PFC Michael W. Hill, SP4 Nazir Mohammed, and SGT Gerald Welsch were infantrymen serving with 3rd Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. In the spring of 1971, their battalion conducted combat patrols in the mountains west of Camp Evans, a former U.S. Marine base fourteen miles northwest of Hue in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Early on the afternoon of March 12, 1971, 3rd Platoon was on a mountaintop approximately eight miles southwest of Phong Dien. The rest of the company was spread out over the adjacent area. Accompanying 3rd Platoon was the Command Group led by an inexperienced captain who was newly arrived in the field. Artillery marking rounds (possible from FSB Kathryn) were being fired around their position. The seasoned GIs on the hill noted the erratic nature of rounds impacting nearby; nevertheless, the urgency of the situation failed to register with the new captain. They received a radio message that seismic personnel detectors at the base of the mountain were reporting activity. Against protests of the ranking enlisted men, the captain decided to send several men down to investigate. The group included Hill, Mohammed, and Welsch. While moving along a river at the base of the mountain, a friendly 105mm artillery landed on the patrol. The results were devastating. Welsch was killed instantly; Mohammed was critically injured and died before he could be put on the medivac aircraft. Gravely wounded in the abdomen, Hill was medivacked to Camp Evans, then transferred to Phu Bai Combat Base fifteen minutes away by helicopter. The surgical team worked on him four hours when he expired shortly before midnight. An elderly sergeant with the group lost parts of two limbs but survived to make it back home. A fifth person was slightly injured. Enemy fire drove off a second medivac aircraft sent to recover Welsch’s body. With extraordinary effort, his remains were carried back up the mountain. They were later flown back to Camp Evans, followed later in the day by the remainder of 3rd Platoon. In the wake of their deaths, each man received a posthumous promotion, Hill to Corporal, Mohammed to Sergeant, and Welsch to Staff Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by John P. Georgiton and Michael W. Ball (November 2021)]
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POSTED ON 11.4.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Nazir Mohammed, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Veterans’ Day is soon. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Nazir Mohammed, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Veterans’ Day is soon. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2019
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes. Rest in peace
SGT. Mohammed, you shall never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 4.22.2019
POSTED BY: Harry Boodram

Never Forgotten

SGT Nazir Mohammed born Dec 25, 1944 in Warrenville, Trinidad, West Indies. Migrated to the US in Sept. 1969 to attend school. Graduated from electronic computer programming institute on Dec 16 1969. Inducted into military service at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn NY May 1970. Did basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Advance infantry training at Ford Ord, California. Deployed to Vietnam Oct 1970. Assigned to 101 Airborne Division. Killed in action by friendly artillery fire on Mar 12 1971.Survived by 1 daughter who was 4 years old at the time of his passing.
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